chamber connection FEBRUARY 2020
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Edmond Brown, President ELB Enterprises, Inc.
Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Kevin Vick, President Elect Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Illinois American Water Company
Ameren Belleville Boot Company Belleville News-Democrat Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Associated Bank Auffenberg Belleville Commerce Bank Eckert’s Country Store and Farms Four Fountains Nursing and Rehab Gonzalez Companies, LLC Grey Eagle Distributors Homefield Energy Regions Bank Scott Credit Union Southwestern Illinois College TerraSourceGlobal TheBANK of Edwardsville The ROHO Group
Abbott EMS Allsup, Inc Balke Brown Transwestern Bank of Belleville Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative BOS Metro East Banking Center Breakthru Beverage Group Cannon Utility Services, LLC. Casino Queen Chelar Tool and Die CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP Cooling Concepts ELB Enterprises, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems FCB Bank First Bank FKG Oil Company Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP Holland Construction Services International Paper Jack Schmitt Chevrolet Korte & Luitjohan Lewis Rice LLC Liberty Bank Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. McDonald’s - Burris Management, Inc. Siteman Cancer Treatment Center McKendree University National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Print Master Sam’s Club SIHF Healthcare Southern Illinois Builders Association Strano & Associates The Esquiline of Our Lady of the Snows Volkert, Inc. Walmart Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing Center
Amy Richter, First Vice President Hospice of Southern Illinois Mary Lamie, Second Vice President Bi-State Development Mike McManus, Immediate Past President Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc.
Board of Directors
Lisa Adams, Adams Publications Jeff Bair, Grimm & Gorly Florist and POUR@322 Brett Baltz, Egyptian Workspace Partners Ryan Boike, Belleville School District #118 Cathy Dupertuis, People Ready a True Blue Company Mayor Mark Eckert, City of Belleville Jerril Jones, Center for Racial Harmony Dan Lovekamp, Auffenburg Dealer Group of Illinois Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Brian Mentzer, Belleville Township High School Dist #201 Kayla Mitchell, Scheffel Boyle Paula Nixon, Ameren Illinois David Nosacka, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Jessica Orelt, Allstate Insurance Scott Schanuel, Holland Construction Services Ron Stephens, Bank of Belleville Ben Wanless, Commerce Bank
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS Chairman Mark Kern, St. Clair County Christine Spargur, Scott Air Force Base
CHAMBER STAFF Wendy J. Pfeil, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager email@example.com Diana Goebel, Marketing & Communications Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Alicia Slocomb, Main Street Manager email@example.com Cathleen Lindauer, Director, Belleville Tourism firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce 216 East A Street, Belleville,IL 62220 Phone: (618) 233-2015 Fax: (618) 233-2077 www.bellevillechamber.org
AMBASSADORS Rebecca Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC Justin Chapman, TheBANK of Edwardsville Lynne Clapp, Vertical Performance Terri Dambacher, CompuType IT Solutions Julie Fetters, Associated Bank Mary Jo Foerste, Community Member Cari Frick, Metro Lock and Security, Inc. Sharon Goff, Self-Employed Patty Gregory, Art on the Square Dean Hardt, City of Belleville Dennis F. Korte, Sr., Community Member Tracy McCollum, Standard Rule Promotions Dorothy Meyer, St. Clair County Mark Mueller, Mueller Furniture Al Orelt, Albert Orelt Allstate Agency Lisa Phillipson, Hospice of Southern Illinois Joy Prigge, Dieterich Bank Leslie Schmidt, Abbott EMS Loretta Stammer, Community Member Brandy Steely, CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. Anne Thomure, Memorial Regional Health Services Jack Weck, Community Member Sheri Welch, Independent Insurance Agent Susan Wobbe, St. Clair County Office on Aging John Wunderlich, Community Member Sharon Zika, Scott Credit Union
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COVER STORY chamber honors area leaders at annual dinner
Over 400 business and community members joined the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce Thursday night for their Annual Dinner and Silent Auction at the St. Clair County Event Center where the Chamber awarded seven area leaders in the community. Breakthru Beverage & The Callison Family, Eckert Florist, FKG Oil Company, and Hanks Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. were awarded Business Excellence awards. Terri Dambacher (CompuType IT Solutions), Susan Barsaloux (Chiro-med Belleville), and Mark Turner (Memorial Hospital) were awarded individual awards. Terri Dambacher, the recipient of the Ambassador of the Year award, served as Chair of the Ambassador Committee in 2019. She has volunteered with the Chamber for multiple years and been involved in many different Chamber events. She has also been a multi-year participant in the Chamber’s Total Resource Campaign. Susan Barsaloux was honored the Leadership Belleville Alumni of the Year award and is a graduate of the Belleville Chamber’s 2011 Leadership Belleville Class. Susan continues to use the expertise she learned during the program, which includes the value of community, through her continued support of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce and other organizations throughout the community. What started as part of her Leadership Belleville adventure, she built the Annual Chiro-Med of Belleville Winter Luau 5K and Main Street Mile, which donates thousands of dollars to Special Olympics, and has continued to do so for the last 10 years. She is the past co-race director of the Get Up & Go Biathlon. She has been a board member of the YMCA and a Specialist for the Get Up & Go Movement. She is also a member of the Belleville Running Club. She can be seen volunteering at many community events. Her dedication to community spirit is seen in all that she does. Mark Turner was honored as the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Turner is the president for Memorial Hospital in Belleville and exhibits integrity and compassion; truly caring about those he works with and the patients they serve throughout the community. He has led significant growth during his time as president including the construction and opening of the Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center, Memorial Hospital East, and the building of two medical officed on East’s campus including the new Siteman Cancer Center. Under his leadership, the hospital has also been recognized in the top 6% of hospitals nationwide in 2018. Turner also serves on multiple leadership boards throughout the community. In addition to the individual awards, Breakthru Beverage & The Callison Family, Eckert Florist, FKG Oil Company, and Hanks Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. were presented Business Excellence Awards, the most prestigious award given by the Chamber to businesses that best show evidence of success given a company’s expansion and financial accomplishments, development and/or utilization of innovative or creative business methods, and contributions to community. All of the organizations are based out of the Belleville area. Congratulations once again to all of the award recipients this year. To see more photos, please visit the Chamber’s Facebook page.
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Thank you to all of our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor:
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Bank of Belleville Busey Bank CTS Technology Solutions, Inc. Grey Eagle Distributors
Hankâ€™s Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd. Professional Therapy Services, Inc.
Table Sponsors Allsup Associated Bank
Belleville Township High School District 201
BND BOS Metro East Banking Center Chick Fritz Clifton Larson Allen LLP Commerce Bank Cooling Concepts, LLC Dieterich Bank Egyptian Workspace Partners
ELB Enterprises Gateway Region YMCA Gonzales Company Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. Holland Construction Services Hospice of Southern Illinois Illinois American Water Company Kaskaskia Engineering Group Mark A Kern, St. Clair County Board Vertical Performance
CHAMBER NEWS greater belleville chamber closed february 17 for presidents day. the office will reopen on tuesday, february 18. state legislators address the chamber at january issues & eggs On Wednesday, January 15, the Chamber was honored to have State Representative Jay Hoffman, State Senator Christopher Belt, and State Representative LaToya Greenwood speak to more than 130 Chamber and community members at our first Issues and Eggs of the year regarding changes to Illinois legislation in 2020. To see more photos, please visit the Chamberâ€™s Facebook page at www. facebook.com/GreaterBellevilleChamber.
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to the following businesses and organizations who joined the Chamber in December.
Sugar Fix Bakery 106 East Main Street | Belleville (618) 550-8853 https://www.facebook.com/sugarfixbaker
to the following members for renewing their membership with the Chamber in December.
Bank of Belleville Barcom Security Blanquart Jewelers, Inc. Call for Help, Inc. Commercial Door & Hardware Service Compu-Type IT Solutions Crystal & Spice Dieterich Bank Ear, Nose & Throat Institute of Southern IL Edward Hoering
Grappa Growlers Hair on Main/Classic Curl Hefner, Dahncke & Associates McDonald’s - Burris Management McKendree University Mueller Furniture Olive Oil Marketplace The Orchards Golf Course Tribout Distributors
For a complete list of our members, visit www.BellevilleChamber.org. For Membership Information, please contact Peggy at 618-233-2015 or PSchifferdecker@bellevillechamber.org
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Ribbon Cuttings Sugar Fix Bakery Tuesday, January 7 106 East Main Street | Belleville
Upcoming Chamber Events
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Education Committee Meeting Ambassador Meeting Business After Hours Coffee Cup Connections Healthcare & CSA Committee Meeting Office Closed for Presidentâ€™s Day Board of Directors Meeting Leadership Belleville Committee Meeting Leadership Belleville Government Day Young Professionals Social Lunch & Learn
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Celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting! Contact Peggy Schifferdecker, Membership/Event Manager, for more info. Call the Chamber Office at (618) 233-2015.
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April Olde Town Mall May The Weingarten June Belleville Area Humane Society & Breakthru Beverage July The EDGE August HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital September Fletcher’s Kitchen & Tap
LEADERSHIP BELLEVILLE Business Day On January 17, the 2019-2020 Leadership Belleville Class took part in Healthcare, Aging & Community Service Day. The day began with breakfast at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where Alison Tindall, Executive Director of Business Development and Oncology Services at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, addressed the group about industry trends and updates on HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. The class then took a tour of the facility to learn more about what they offer. The day was cut short due to the weather but PSOP Senior Companion Program Director, Carla Boswell, and Joy Paeth, CEO of AgeSmart Community, shared with the group some details on the services and programs their agencies offer. Thank you to our day planners: Carla Boswell, Senior Companion Program Director, PSOP Kelly Barbeau, Marketing/Communications Manager, HSHS St. Elizabeth Hospital Joy Paeth, CEO, AgeSmart Community Resources To learn more about the Leadership Belleville Program, visit www.bellevillechamber.org.
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In addition to it being an honor to be Each month I look forward to spending the day with my Leadership nominated by and represent Memorial Belleville class. It has been an Hospital, as part of this program, it enlightening experience to interact has been tremendously valuable to with a very diverse group of people me to make the connections I have and learn about their personal and professional leadership challenges. I made. Also, because I’m a native St. am very fortunate to be part of this Louisian that has recently migrated group. The program facilitators have back to the area, the exposure and a unique way of presenting topics insight provided about Belleville, from and give us lots of food for thought. people who have lived and grown The information received and group interactions have inspired selfup here, has been invaluable! I have reflection and the development of learned so much in a very short period my personal and professional growth of time. But the thing that stands out plan. This class has really connected most about the City of Belleville is the and jelled with each other which people and the passion they have for allows for impactful conversations to happen. Having worked as a and about their community. CPA in the Belleville community for many years, I treasure this unique opportunity to learn about the different sectors of the community from true leaders in their respective industries. I hope I can inspire others in the class the same way they are inspiring me. The Chamber Connection Page 9
My experience with Leadership Belleville so far has been very satisfying. The retreat was a great experience. The instructors made the experience easy and fun! I was surprised how quickly we all bonded as group with their guidance. I enjoy our reflection time with our groups, which allows us to look at the goals we have set for ourselves and see where we are at. We can also look for guidance and give guidance within our groups. Each outing we have had, I have truly enjoyed. Hearing from our educators, officers and the history of the community of Belleville has been very eye opening. I always look forward to Leadership Belleville days!
Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:00â€“ 7:00 pm 15 Samples of either Sparkling Wine or Beer, plus Sweets! $25/person sale in advance at BellevilleMainStreet.net
EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT Belleville Catholic Schools The Belleville Catholic School System has had a history of providing excellent educational opportunities for children in Belleville and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. At present there are four Catholic elementary schools and one Catholic high school in the city which include: Blessed Sacrament, Notre Dame Academy, Our Lady Queen of Peace, St. Teresa, and Althoff Catholic High School. These schools together are united in the mission of providing both a spiritual and challenging academic education for all students with a commitment to social justice and serving others. Students of Belleville Catholic schools are asked to achieve high standards of academic excellence while learning to live the Gospel message and serve others. The Belleville Catholic schools look forward to many more years of providing educational opportunities for the city of Belleville.
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MEMBER UPDATES SIHF Healthcare Celebrates 35 Years in Service SIHF Healthcare is proud to announce that January 2020 marks 35 years of providing patients with access to quality and convenient care. SIHF Healthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with locations across Central and Southwestern Illinois. Their first location was opened in January of 1985 in Centreville, Ill. Today, SIHF Healthcare operates 30 locations across 11 counties with more than 140 medical providers. Their mission is to lead individuals and communities to their healthiest lifestyle by providing a coordinated network of health and supportive services. SIHF Healthcare’s values include service, diversity, integrity, excellence and teamwork. “I attribute SIHF Healthcare’s success to our dedicated staff,” says Larry McCulley, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Every person at SIHF Healthcare is dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient regardless of their situation. Seeing the impact that we have made on many lives throughout the years makes being a part of SIHF worthwhile every single day.” SIHF Healthcare offers a variety of primary care services across a network of 11 Illinois counties, including internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, dental, and behavioral health, to protect both your physical and mental health. Many of the locations offer all of these services at one site for greater convenience. SIHF Healthcare is dedicated to continuing to break down barriers and ensuring that each of our neighbors and their family members has convenient access to quality care. Our vision of “people achieving their highest quality of life” is reflected every day at our health centers in Alton, Arthur, Belleville, Bethalto, Bunker Hill, Cahokia, Centreville, Charleston, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Effingham, Fairmont City, Granite City, Greenup, Mattoon, Millstadt, O’Fallon, Olney, Red Bud, Salem, Swansea, and Vandalia. To learn more about SIHF Healthcare or to find a provider near you, visit https://www.sihf.org/. SIHF Healthcare operates a network of health centers across 11 Illinois counties with more than 140 medical providers who deliver comprehensive healthcare services including: adult, family, women’s health, pediatrics, dental services for children, behavioral health, and population health services. As one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center networks in the country, SIHF Healthcare is devoted to leading individuals and communities to their healthiest lifestyle regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit www.sihf. org.
MEMBER UPDATES Most popular baby names at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 2019 A name says something about a person – noble, kind, charitable or simply derived from another name. Below are the top baby boy and baby girl names for deliveries at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 2019. The top baby names at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in 2019 were: Boys: 1. • • 2. • • •
Tied for #1: James Jaxon Tied for #2: Carter Noah Oliver
Girls: 1. 2. • • • •
Ava Tied for #2: Avery Eleanor Ella Emma
For more information about the Women and Infants Center at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, visit https://www.steliz.org/Medical-Services/Women-Infants-Center.
HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Announces Prenatal Education Program Classes for 2020 Pregnant moms can get all their “what to expect” pregnancy questions answered by attending any or all of the Prenatal Education programs offered by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the coming year. St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants, and the class schedule for 2020 is now available. It includes Prepared Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding Fundamentals; a Sibling Preparation Class; and other education about the amenities and quality at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse from St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infant Center and are open to any mom-to-be and their support person. According to the March of Dimes, prenatal education is an important component of supporting healthy pregnancies. Prenatal education promotes the maintenance of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy and helps expectant mothers manage stress, support a healthy diet, avoid harmful chemicals and situations, recognize warning signs and symptoms that mean something may be wrong with their pregnancy, as well as prepare for labor and delivery. The full calendar of classes at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Women and Infants Center can be reviewed here. For more information or to register for classes, please call 618.234.2120, ext. 31260 or email childbirtheduc@ hshs.org. St. Elizabeth’s Women and Infants Center is recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program, created by Cribs for Kids, as a Bronze Safe Sleep Hospital. The hospital also has a partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon pediatricians who provide coverage 24/7. These pediatricians care for babies admitted to the Well or Intermediate Care Nurseries. The Intermediate Care Nursery is also staffed with specially trained nurses to care for babies born with special health care needs. Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.
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MEMBER UPDATES SCHEFFEL BOYLE CPAS SENDS CARE PACKAGES FOR 2019 SHARES PROJECT Scheffel Boyle CPAs closed out 2019 by completing its annual service project for the firm’s Scheffel Boyle Shares program. The team is excited to announce that a total of 34 care packages have been shipped to deployed servicemen and women. Each year, employees of the local CPA firm team together to complete a community service project for the Shares program. For its 2019 Shares, the team decided to organize a Friends Trivia Night to raise funds for care packages for deployed troops. The Trivia Night, held in mid-November, raised more than $1,400 to go toward the project and received a carload of donations for the packages themselves from participants. “Our goal is always to give back to our local communities, and most of these deployed soldiers are either from our local area or have connections here,” said Principal Scott Weber, CPA. “We were amazed at the response to our trivia night and how many donations we received for the packages. We’ve even heard back from a few of the soldiers, so it’s been exciting to see all the hard work come to fruition.” Just before Christmas, the firm mailed the 34 packages to 10 soldiers and one troop currently stationed overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Jordan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. The soldiers received a variety of treats, personalized “wish list” items, basic hygiene essentials, and notes of appreciation and encouragement. “On behalf of our firm, we wanted to thank everyone who participated and donated toward this Shares project,” Weber said. “And, of course, thank you to our soldiers who sacrifice for our freedoms. We appreciate your service.” Scheffel Boyle’s offices are located in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Jerseyville, Columbia, and Carrollton, IL. In business since 1924, their services include both corporate and individual tax, accounting, consulting, and assurance services.
SWIC RED BUD CAMPUS TO HOST ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST The Southwestern Illinois College Red Bud Campus will host its annual poetry contest for area students and residents this spring. Individuals of all ages are invited to showcase their creative abilities in the contest through poetry. Divisions for entries are as follows: adult, high school, eighth grade, seventh grade, sixth grade, fifth grade and fourth grade. Each contestant is allowed to submit one poem and all entries must be turned in with a completed entry form by 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Entry forms can be found online at swic.edu/poetry-contest and submissions can be mailed to Amy Brockman at 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL 62221 or turned in to the SWIC Red Bud Campus Student Development Office, Room 175. Contestants will be recognized for their poetic excellence at an award ceremony Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Room. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each division. Winners will have an opportunity to share their poem during the ceremony. For more information, call Amy Brockman at 618-235-2700, ext. 5324.
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MEMBER UPDATES Smokers encouraged to make 2020 resolution to get screened for lung cancer, start cessation program Despite nationwide decreases in smoking over the decades, it still remains the country’s leading cause of preventable disease. For current smokers or those who have recently quit, an easy test can further detect lung cancer in its earlier stages, and it is available right here in the local community. Early detection saves lives. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital encourage smokers to make a 2020 New Year’s resolution to schedule a quick and painless low-dose CT lung scan for the early diagnosis of lung cancer. Studies show that 75% of lung cancer patients are first diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, which greatly reduces their chance of survival. The goal of the screening program is to detect cancer at an early stage, even before someone has symptoms. At an early stage, surgery or other treatment options are possible and the cure rate can be much higher. The screening is a non-invasive low dose CT scan that can detect nodules or spots on your lung, which might be early indicators of lung cancer. The CT imaging technology uses an eighth of the radiation as that of a standard CT so there is very little risk in lung cancer screening. Anyone interested in being screened should talk to their physician about the screening criteria, potential benefits, limitations, and possible risks of having a lung cancer screening. If a person has one or more of the following risk factors, they are encouraged to talk to their physician about getting screened immediately: • Be age 55-74 years of age. • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer. • Have a history of smoking at least a pack a day for 30 years or two packs a day for 15 years. • Be current smokers or have quit smoking within the last 15 years. Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. The most important factor in preventing lung cancer is to not smoke at all or for those who do smoke to start a smoking cessation program to help them quit immediately. This is important for the smoker and for those around them who can also be affected by secondhand smoke. About 85% of all lung cancers are found in smokers and the remainder is caused by secondhand smoke exposure. Lung cancer is, unfortunately, one of those diseases where symptoms may not present until the late stages, when treatment options are limited, and the survival rate is very low. Early symptoms include: • A cough that is getting worse and lasts for weeks • Coughing up blood or dark phlegm • Shortness of breath • Chest pain • Hoarseness in the voice • Pain in bones • Unintentional weight loss For more information on the low dose lung cancer screening at St. Elizabeth’s, visit steliz.org/MedicalServices/Imaging/Lung-Cancer-Screening.
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MEMBER UPDATES Stroke Support Group topic focuses on community resources and how to access, February 5 To serve patients and the community, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers free stroke support groups for stroke survivors and their families and offer specialized education and topics at each session. The next Stroke Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the St. Francis Conference Room at the hospital, which is located adjacent to the hospital lobby, at 1 St. Elizabeth’s Blvd., O’Fallon, IL. The speaker for the upcoming session is Jodi Gardner, social worker from Programs and Services for Older Persons (PSOP), which is a community service offered by Southwestern Illinois College. She will be presenting on additional resources available to stroke patients and their families throughout the community and how to access them. The overall goal of St. Elizabeth’s Stroke Support Group is to foster a better understanding of stroke recovery, rehabilitation and prevention of recurrent strokes while providing a way for stroke survivors to meet others with similar challenges. Caregivers and family members of stroke patients are also offered an open atmosphere for sharing and for supporting each other. In addition, a closed Facebook Group titled “Stroke & Recovery Support Group at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s” is also available for those affected by stroke and their caregivers. Anyone interested in joining the Facebook group, is encouraged to log into your Facebook account and search “Stroke & Recovery Support Group at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s.” Then click on the group and request to join. For additional questions or for more information about meetings, call St. Elizabeth’s Stroke Coordinator Misty Dickey, MSN, RN, CEN, at 618-234-2120, ext. 11573. Additional meeting dates in 2020 include: April 1, June 3, August 5 and October 7.
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CANCER CARE CENTER OF O’FALLON HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is proud to be a part of bringing comprehensive cancer services to patients in the metro east region.
SERVICES AND FEATURES WILL INCLUDE: • Medical Oncology, Hematology and • • • • • • •
Radiation Oncology Services Research and Clinical Trials Diagnostic, Consultation and Follow Up Services Cancer Screenings, Cancer Prevention & Wellness Programs Education and Support Imaging (Bone Densitometry, CT, PET) Laboratory Chemotherapy, Infusion Therapy & Immunotherapy
• Radiation Linear Accelerator and CT-simulator • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
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MEMBER UPDATES Couple Gets the ‘Belleville Itch’ to Renovate Historic Hartmann Manor After spending time studying art in Chicago and New York, Paula Haniszewski and her husband Tom left New York City for something different, although they didn’t exactly have a plan in that moment. “I graduated right around the time of the financial crisis and housing crash, and there were no jobs anywhere,” said Haniszewski. “So, we really weren’t sure what to do with ourselves at that time and ended up traveling and kind-of living like a bunch of gypsies.” After traveling to Tom’s native Colorado, the couple made its way back to Illinois, and settled into Belleville, which is just minutes from Paula’s hometown, Freeburg., Ill. “We didn’t intend to stay here, but the truth of the matter is that we both immediately found jobs and affordable housing, which made it impossible to leave, and I couldn’t be happier about how life lined up for us in that time because we’re very happy here in Belleville,” said Haniszewski.
Belleville resident Paula Haniszewski is pictured here at one of her favorite downtown Belleville locations, Pour @ 322, 322 E. Main St., Belleville.
Since then, the couple purchased a starter home on N. Oak St. and stayed there for five years. But in 2017, the couple got that “Belleville itch” and bought the historic Hartmann Manor on S. Charles St., built circa 1885. “When we were ready to start looking for our next home, we looked in St. Louis, O’Fallon (Ill.), and Mascoutah, but they didn’t seem quite right,” said Haniszewski. “We weren’t ready for the ‘suburbs.’” Haniszewski mentioned that the idea of leaving Belleville was hard for them because they felt the city’s unique culture and note its walkability, art, history, and sense of community as aspects that drew them to stay in Belleville. Then, the former owners of Hartmann Manor invited the couple over for tea to discuss the possibility of them purchasing the home, and the rest, as they say, is history. With that, the couple moved into a small two-bedroom apartment in the manor and began renovating the space to turn it back into a single-family home. Most of the work was completed by Tom, who grew up working with his grandfather and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, building homes for those in need. “We were committed to loving this home again, to not throwing it away, but to restoring it to its original glory, and with Tom’s talents, we’ve been able to do that,” Haniszewski said. The couple also worked closely with neighbors, historic societies, and local artisans to help restore the home. For instance, as they were rebuilding the grand staircase, the couple called local business Turned Treasures to create historically appropriate staircase spindles. They also turned to neighbor Will Viall who showed them historical restoration techniques and tools. “Sometimes when I stop to think about the fact that we’ve restored a 5,000-square-foot historic mansion, it’s unbelievable,” said Haniszewski. “But it’s been through this process that we’ve become folded into the fabric of this community, and I wouldn’t change that for anything.” Haniszewski said that since she’s lived in Belleville, she’s seen the city transform. Ten years ago, when she moved back, the downtown looked quite different, but now, she notes that there are always pedestrians enjoying Main Street, that there are cars that fill up parking lots, and there is always something going on downtown Belleville or throughout the city. “Main Street does a great job of maintaining its history, but of also moving the city forward,” she said. Haniszewski said that she and her husband intend to stay in Belleville and raise their family here. In fact, their four-yearold daughter Scarlett has quite a busy schedule, making her rounds to visit her friends at her favorite downtown locations like Pour @ 322, the Old Town Farmer’s Market, and Bennie’s Pizza Pub, to name a few. “When she’s 35, I want her to come home and visit and her favorite places to still be there,” said Haniszewski. “This is the kind of community Belleville is, and we are proud to be part of it.” To learn more about the City of Belleville, visit www.belleville.net. Page 18
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LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED Just like our business customers. If your big bank isn’t serving your needs very well, try a bank that’s more your size. See what a difference it makes when your bank’s shareholders, team members and directors live in your community, and may even be your customers. Let’s talk – small business to small business. Business Loans • Business Checking Merchant Services • Small Business Solutions
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Community Happenings in February Monday, February 3, 10, 17, & 24 Althoff Catholic Fathers & Friends’ BINGO | 7:00 pm CKL of I Country Club | Swansea Thursday, February 6, 13, 20, & 27 Singer Songwriter Thursday | 7:00 pm Cigar Inn Jazz Club | Belleville
Saturday, February 15 Chamber Music Serenade | 7:30pm Union United Methodist | Belleville
Friday, February 28 Healthcare Provider’s Networking | 8am Top Nutrition & Performance | Belleville
Saturday, February 15 & 16 Flea Market | 9:00am Belle-Clair Fairgrounds | Belleville
Saturday, February 29 Belleville’s Got Talent | 5:00pm Scottish Rite | Belleville
Thursday, February 20 Saturday, February 8 Wynonna & the Big Noise Live | 7:00pm Caritas Heart & Soul Annual Gala | 6pm Lincoln Theatre | Belleville Four Points by Sheraton | Fairview Hghts Monday, February 24 Friday, February 14 Starting a Small Business in IL | 11am Coffee Concerts | 9:30am SIUE | Edwardsville Philharmonic Hall | Belleville
Our Lady Queen of Peace School Dinner Auction | 5:00pm OLQP Parish Center | Belleville
We are constantly updating our community calendar. Please visit www.bellevillechamber.org for an up-to-date list of events! To submit an event, visit the calendar page at www.bellevillechamber.org or email email@example.com.
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Edward S. Bott, Jr. Belleville, IL John H. Chassaing Belleville, IL John. C. Hanson Glen Carbon, IL Thomas F. Hennessy, III Swansea, IL Garrett C. Reuter, Jr. Belleville, IL William A. Schmitt Waterloo, IL Donald K. Schoemaker Shiloh, IL Kurt S. Schroeder Shiloh, IL Russell K. Scott Belleville, IL L. Kevin Vick Belleville, IL Donald E. Weihl Belleville, IL Andrew V. Wolkiewicz Waterloo, IL David W. Ybarra Fairview Heights, IL
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Census Day is April 1, 2020! Questionnaires are mailed in February and March.
It only takes you 10 minutes to fill out 10 questions! ALL information is kept CONFIDENTIAL by law! No personal information is required (income, social security number, home value, legal status, etc.)
You will be contacted by the Census Bureau if you do not return your form or submit the information online by April 1.
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It determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated to local communities!
For more information, visit www.belleville.net/census. This information is to help residents of the City of Belleville understand the importance of participating in the 2020 Census by filling out the questionnaire online or via mail. The City of Belleville is committed to ensuring that all persons living in the City on April 1, 2020 are counted.
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